Miyamoto seems to be living up to his title of “Creative Fellow” in Nintendo — besides leading the charge in developing Super Mario Run (releasing on iOS later this week), the legendary Nintendo developer has been stepping up to consult on Universal’s upcoming theme park. In an interview with Rolling Stones’ Glixel, Miyamoto informed readers that because of his dedication to these two projects, he has let others in the company take the responsibility on creating Nintendo’s anticipated home console, the Nintendo Switch.
When asked about his previous statements regarding retirement, Miyamoto clarified that he meant he would be passing down the mantle many of his responsibility to younger people in the company. More specifically, he noted:
We have these younger people in the company who are taking the lead on Switch development and it’s really been them that have put this forward and designed this system. They’re the ones that have really shepherded it through the process.
The Nintendo Switch was revealed earlier this year, and is planning to launch March 2017 with an unknown roster of games. Lately, the first on-screen footage for Nintendo Switch was showcased on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.